Man"drel (?), n. [F. mandrin, prob. through (assumed) LL. mamphurinum, fr. L. mamphur a bow drill.] Mach. (a)

A bar of metal inserted in the work to shape it, or to hold it, as in a lathe, during the process of manufacture; an arbor.


The live spindle of a turning lathe; the revolving arbor of a circular saw. It is usually driven by a pulley.

[Written also manderil.]

Mandrel lathe, a lathe with a stout spindle, adapted esp. for chucking, as for forming hollow articles by turning or spinning.


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